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RCA/Toslink connection?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Stumpywhu, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Stumpywhu

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    Hi, am finally going to replce the cheapo toslink cable(s) I have runnung to my amp from my Denon DVD/CD player.
    I was initially just going to go with a better Toslink as I assumed a purely digital connection would be best.
    If so, could anyone recommend one for around the £50ish mark, or if its best to go down the RCA route - could I please ask for the same advice (and also why this is better).
    Many thanks.
     
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    all toslink and coax digital cables are exactly the same.
    they work or they don't.
    There is a big discussion on it, somewhere on this forum, so I won't repeat it.

    (but if you have £50 you want to chuck away, feel free)
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    If they are all the same that means that the Van der Huls, QED's, Chords etc of this world are not only producing cables that do nothing that the £2.99 Toslink I already have doesnt, but that reviewers in magazines such as Hi-Fi choice are hearing differences that aren't there.
    How odd.
     
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    they are not all the same, especially coaxial, but there is no need to spend over say £15 really for an optical, unless it is a long run (not because cheaper ones wouldnt work for long runs, just longer ones are inevitably more expensive!) im using a 1.5m cambridge audio for dvd and a 3m generic that cam with my xbox and i cant tell the difference, but i can tell the difference between a generic coaxial and a good one.
     
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    Are you sure?

    You are leading to another "I can tell the difference" when talking about digital interconnects... :suicide:
     
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    Chedmaster, I am not saying i agree or disagree (don't want to start a flamewar). But at your level of dvd / amp i wouldn't expect to hear any difference.

    On the old 10% of total price on cables idea (speaker cables, scart, digi, etc) a cheap / free cable would be within the budget.
     
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    i'm not saying quality wise i can tell, theres almost a lag with the cheapo
     
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    Textbook answer... The only influence is when data is manipulated by any "processing" of any kind!

    Going down a cable is not a process... just a means to an end.

    Gareth.
     

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